Island-wide police curfew to be re-imposed tonight

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Police curfew will be re-imposed across the island starting from 9.00 p.m. today (23) until 4.00 a.m. tomorrow (24), the Police Spokesperson says.

On 21st of April, the authorities imposed island-wide police curfew with immediate effect due to security concerns that emerged following the terror attacks on three churches, three hotels, and a lodge in Dehiwala as well as a residential area in Dematagoda.

Curfew was lifted the following day (22), however, it was re-imposed from 8.00 p.m. last night (22) until 4.00 a.m. this morning (23).

Over 300 fatalities were reported in the bombings, while more than 500 persons sustained injuries. Most of the bodies of the persons killed in the attacks have been handed over to their respective families